To do online notarizations, you’ll need a traditional notarial commission from your state first. If you don’t have one already, check your Secretary of State website for instructions on getting started. You’ll need to upload a copy of this commission to your account on our platform.
Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance protects you financially if you are sued for unintentional mistakes or if a false claim is filed against you. To make sure you’re protected, you’ll need to upload a copy of your policy worth at least $25,000 to your account (most policies can be purchased for as little as $15-30 a year). One option for your coverage is the NNA, though we accept other providers too.
A digital certificate, also known as a digital signature, is used to seal the documents you’ve notarized. This digital certificate attaches to the document and ensures the document is tamper-evident (i.e. any subsequent changes to the document become apparent). At Online Notary Center, we partner with IdenTrust for digital certificates. For instructions on getting your certificate, follow this link here.
We do not accept digital certificates from other vendors.
Choose between our Notary Basic Plan and our Notary Professional Plan. We’ll provide your journal, seal, and signature, along with all the technology and tools needed to start performing notarizations. See our Pricing for details on each of our plans.
You’ll need to complete state-required training before notarizing online. Click here for a link to the Secretary of State’s required training resources.
From the state instructions, you’ll be taken to Workday, where you’ll create an account and select the training title “SOS - CORP - RON - Remote Online Notarization Training” to get started.
After training, you’ll need to submit a form to the Secretary of State notifying them of your vendor. Email the completed form and a copy of your electronic stamp and signature (which Online Notary Center will provide to you) to [email protected].
After you’ve received approval, you can proceed with online notarization. Check the Secretary of State website for further details and links to the applications.